CABINET

  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • Cabinet approves Bill to unearth black money March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to unearth black money and illicit assets stashed abroad, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a Bill with stringent provisions for prosecution of such offences with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years. "The Cabinet has approved Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax)...
  • BJP's only Muslim MLA in J&K wants Cabinet rank March 13, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's only Muslim MLA Abdul Ghani Kohli in Jammu and Kashmir is appointed as Junior Transport Minister. He has asked for a Cabinet rank. Kohli said, "My community is not happy with my appointment as a Junior Transport Minister. My community feels I should be given a post...
  • Corporate espionage case: Police recover Cabinet Secretariat note from leak suspect March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has recovered a Cabinet Secretariat note from the custody of Lokesh Sharma, one of the arrested persons in the corporate espionage case. Police sources said it will be decided on the basis of this note whether violation of Official Secrets Act should also be added to...
  • Full list: Nitish Kumar's Cabinet in Bihar February 22, 2015

    Patna: The new Nitish Kumar-led JDU government in Bihar took oath on Sunday evening. The newly formed government have 22 ministers apart from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The complete list of Nitish Kumar's Cabinet and and department allocated to the ministers: Nitish Kumar: Cabinet Secretariat, Surveillance, Election, Home, General Administration, Energy, SC/ST...
  • Swine flu scare: Over 700 people dead, 11,071 cases reported; don't panic, says government February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu scare became worse on Thursday with over 700 people having died and 11,071 cases getting reported so far in the country in 2015. Speaking on the spread of swine flu, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth said the government is providing all help to all the states. "We are...
  • Modi government plans to put Cabinet notes on Kindle to maintain secrecy, Congress questions move February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday came down heavily on reported plans of the BJP-led government to put all Cabinet notes on Kindle devices to stop leakage of information, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not even trust his own ministers. "PMO, it appears, has passed a 'no-confidence vote' in...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to monitor 'AAP ki sarkar', Manish Sisodia Deputy CM February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejrwal will not hold any portfolio but will monitor the work of all the ministries, ensure good governance and will communicate directly to the people. He said the Aam Aadmi Party government will focus on its...
  • Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia's journey from journalist to number 2 in Kejriwal's Cabinet February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: From journalism to anti-graft activism to the number two position in the Delhi government, Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia has come a long way to emerge as a prominent figure in Delhi's political scene. Apart from being Kejriwal's deputy, Sisodia will handle Education, Urban Development and PWD --...
  • Kejriwal's 7-member cabinet to have Sisodia as deputy CM, 4 new faces, no woman minister February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal will be heading a seven-member Cabinet which will include his close confidante Manish Sisodia as deputy chief minister and four new faces and, party sources said on Friday. The party has submitted a list of the seven cabinet ministers to Lt...
  • Cabinet approves 3G spectrum for Defence January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 3G spectrum, identifying 49 slots between 3 MHz and 40 GHz, of which nine would be exclusively for the Defence services. Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said 1,900 MHz spectrum will be swapped between Defence and Telecom ministries. Government's working group will...
  • CCPA to announce the dates for the budget session today January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet committee on Political Affairs will meet on Wednesday to announce the dates for the budget session. According to sources, the session is likely from Febuary 23. With President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route', the government is planning to introduce the recent ordinances...
  • PM Modi to meet entire council of ministers on Monday, will share idea, vision January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his entire council of ministers on Monday where he will share his idea and vision. He will also assess the performance of ministers and listen to their problems. Modi will enjoy high tea with his council of ministers at 5 PM. The Prime Minister...
  • 101 mines will be allocated and auctioned in this financial year: Coal Secretary January 1, 2015

    After the Cabinet cleared the coal ordinance post the winter session washout, the government has now issued new deadlines for coal allocations. "101 mines will be allocated and auctioned in this financial year," said the Coal Secretary. ...
  • Cabinet approves Ordinances on land acquisition, regularisation of illegal colonies in Delhi December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Monday approved two ordinances - one on Land Acquisition and another on National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions). The Bills could not be passed in the winter session of Parliament because of the ruckus on conversion issue. Informing about the ordinances, Information and Broadcasting...
  • Cabinet to discuss changes in Land acquisition Act through ordinance today December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in its meeting on Monday evening is likely to approve ordinances for the Land Acquisition Act and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. President Pranab Mukherjee had last week, signed ordinances on raising the cap of Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance as well as...
  • Government asks its wings to procure 'Made in India' goods December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Secretariat has asked all government agencies to give preference to domestically produced goods in its procurement programme in a bid to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign. "A committee of secretaries has decided that all ministries and departments should identify department-specific domestically manufactured electronic...
  • Cabinet approves easing FDI norms for medical devices business December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved liberalising foreign direct investment (FDI) policy for the cash-starved medical devices sector. The proposal to relax the policy was considered and approved, sources said after the meeting of Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is expected to help attract...
  • Cleared by Cabinet, GST Bill to be taken up in Parliament during Winter Session December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to be taken up in the ongoing session of Parliament with the Union Cabinet giving its nod to bring about long-pending indirect tax reforms. The Bill was approved by the Cabinet late on Wednesday evening and it...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks about the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra December 14, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha talks about the Shiv Sena joining the BJP government. With the cabinet expansion Shiv Sena and BJP join hands again after 15 years. ...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Electricity Act, 2003 December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the various amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 as per the power ministry's proposed amendment bill. "The amendments will usher in much-needed further reforms in the power sector, promote competition, efficiency in operations and improvement in quality of supply of electricity in the...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • India agrees to cut stakes in state banks; could raise $1.6 trillion December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet approved plans to raise about Rs 1.6 trillion ($25.76 billion) by selling some of its stakes in state-run banks by 2019, a government statement said on Wednesday. The government holds stakes ranging from 56 per cent to 84 per cent in 27 state-run banks. They account for...
  • Cabinet nod for Congress LS leader's inclusion in Lokpal selection panel December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The leader of the largest opposition party in Lok Sabha will be included in a panel to select the chairperson and members of Lokpal under the amended law, governing the functioning of the anti-corruption body, approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. The approved amendments in the Lokpal and...
  • Cabinet approves Insurance Bill, Rajya Sabha may take up next week December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday night approved the insurance amendment bill with a composite foreign investment cap of 49 per cent for presenting it in Parliament, incorporating the changes suggested by a House panel. The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved incorporation of amendments suggested by a Parliamentary...
  • Cabinet may decide coal auction floor price today December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet may on Wednesday decide to fix a floor price of Rs 150/tonne for auction of coal blocks in March. A methodology for fixing floor and reserve price for the auction of 204 coal mines whose allocation was cancelled by the Supreme Court in September, will be decided...
  • Lift carrying ministers breaks down in Kerala Assembly complex December 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Three ministers of the Kerala Cabinet had a narrow escape after a lift carrying them fell down at the state Legislative Assembly building here on Friday. None of the lift occupants were injured in the mishap, sources said. State Industries Minister PK Kunhalikutty, Public Works Minister VK Ebrahim Kunju, Food...
  • Maharashtra government expansion today, Sena gets 12 ministers but denied Deputy CM post December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending its acrimonious split with Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena will join the Maharashtra government on Friday with 12 of its nominees, including five of cabinet rank, set to be inducted into the ministry. But there will be no Deputy Chief Minister from the party. According to the sources, Sena...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena reunite, will run Maharahstra government together, says CM Devendra Fadnavis December 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party are back as allies in Maharashtra. 12 Sena leaders will be inducted into the Maharashtra Cabinet on Friday. The announcement was made in Mumbai at a joint press conference addressed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena leaders including Eknath Shinde. "We have...
  • 40,000 crore project planned to strengthen rural power supply: Union Cabinet November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved schemes to ensure connectivity to all households. It has approved an 40,000 crore plan to strengthen rural power supply. The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, is aimed at ensuring eight hours of quality power supply to agricultural consumers and 24-hour electricity to rural...